Our Staff


Ray Dunlap, Community/Economic Development Manager

Ray has been with the Town of Fairview and the Fairview EDC since 2009. He brings 36 years of sales and management experience to the EDC and CDC and handles the day to day operation of the corporations. Since coming to Fairview, Ray has overseen the recruiting of the Marriott Residence Inn and the Home2 Suites, both scheduled to open in summer 2017. Additionally, he was involved in recruiting Noah’s of Fairview, Cane Rosso, The Fairview Youth Theater and worked with Lincoln Properties to help them with their recent purchase of The Village at Fairview.
 
Ray serves on the board of directors of the Texas Economic Development Council, the state association of economic development professionals, Team Texas, the marketing arm of TEDC, as well as the board of directors of the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce. He was very instrumental in getting the name Fairview incorporated into the chamber name. He also worked with Race Director Libby Jones to bring the annual Showdown and Fairview Half marathons to Fairview.   
 
Ray and his wife, Robin, have two nine year old daughters, Chloe and Ashley and his major hobby is singing Southern Gospel music in the Brookside Quartet, a group that he helped form.


Email Ray at RDunlap@fairviewtexas.org

Shannon Craft, Event/Marketing Specialist

Shannon joined the Town of Fairview in May 2016. Shannon’s roles with the EDC include developing and maintaining relationships with community partners, research and statistical analysis and developing and implementing marketing initiatives. In addition, Shannon is also responsible for creating and executing Town festivals and events in collaboration with the CDC.
 
Shannon has more than 20 years experience working with municipalities, nonprofit agencies and corporate marketing departments. She has marketed programs and products to a variety of audiences across the U.S. She has created and managed festivals and events that have received critical acclaim, being named as a top entertainment pick by D Magazine, Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University, Shannon serves on the McKinney/Fairview Youth Theatre Board and is an active member of the Texas Economic Development Council and the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce. She has a 13 year old son, Dalton, who keeps her busy outside of work.  

Email Shannon at SCraft@fairviewtexas.org
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